The Clean Power Plan is one of the Obama-era regulations President Donald Trump promised to repeal as part of his promise to accelerate the economy and create jobs. The Plan, proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and finalized by the administration in 2015, was designed to bolster the move toward clean energy through the introduction of standards for power plants and state goals for reducing carbon dioxide pollution.
Presumably, power companies and others that produce carbon dioxide are celebrating the sweeping away of these costly regulations. After all, by lowering costs they can deliver higher returns to shareholders Read More »
Melissa Agnes and Olivier Blanchard join Shel Holtz for this week’s episode, which covered these stories…
The #DeleteUber movement, which seemed to wind down after the conversation moved on from the company’s response to the Trump administration’s immigration ban, is back in full swing with a post from a former engineer outlining inappropriate sexual conduct at the company. Uber seems to move from one crisis to another. Will its response to the current crisis be enough?
Consumer packaged goods companies are experimenting with IBM Watson Ads, which let consumers ask questions and Read More »
Zuck pens a manifesto—Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his own platform to publish a 5,700-word mission statement on what he sees as Facebook’s future, its role in world affairs, and its influence. According to a Guardian annotation of the missive, the mission statement is contained in these two paragraphs: “In times like these, the most important thing we at Facebook can do is develop the social infrastructure to give people the power to build a global community that works Read More »
On Thursday I’ll present a webinar on communication to employees about the political sides companies are taking. If you think this won’t be relevant to your company, think again. Organizations are figuring out that they will succeed or fail based on their values. Addressing social change is one of the three big ones that leads customers, investors, and prospective employees to decide they will or won’t do business with you. Imagine if your employees don’t know your Read More »
In every decade, a lot of businesses thrive because they can deliver what’s scarce. Scarcity is a fundamental economic concept that examines the gap between limited resources and limitless desires. Customers will beat a path to the doors of companies that can deliver whatever they want that’s in short supply.